The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has apparently received the forensic report over the viral video of Karan Johar house party. It is understood that the report is currently with Director-General Rakesh Asthana as evidence in the complaint filed by the political leader of Akali Dal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
The Bollywood celebrities have been accused of alleged “consumption, possession and allowing a premise to be used for commission of offences cognizable in nature under chapter 4 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985”.
Sources say that the video has been found undoctored. The video was of a party hosted by Karan Johar where many Bollywood celebrities were seen looking intoxicated, reports Times Now. The NCB had earlier questioned and arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad. Karan Johar has previously stated the controversy where celebrities at his house party were accused of being drugged.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa issued a statement saying his accusations against Karan Johar has been vindicated. He further stated Karan Johar will face legal consequences for the allegations against him and those who attended the party.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has clarified allegations around the Karan Johar’s 2019 house party video being investigated. According to the NCB, the 2019 video is NOT part of the ongoing Bollywood drug probe.
Javed Akhtar takes a stand against the Karan Johar allegations
Javed Akhtar has come out in defence of the Indian film industry in the ongoing Bollywood drug probe that’s underway by the Narcotics Control Bureau. Javed also spoke about his recent tweet about Karan Johar’s house party and said that he wanted the attention of the media to be diverted to matters of importance.
In an interview, he said that he isn’t an expert on agriculture and economy, and that certain news channels could provide people like him with information, instead of focussing on Bollywood. “I’m not an expert on agriculture or economy. Certain channels can educate people like me who don’t understand these things but they did not hold up their responsibility,” he told journalist Barkha Dutt.
Javed on September 25 had tweeted, “If Karan johar had invited some farmers too for his party life would have been easier for our TV channels.They would not have had to choose between farmers protest and Karan’s party!. it seems that Karan’s do is the second most favourite PARTY of our channels.” Last week, more than 200 farmers’ groups across the country blocked roads and organised rallies in protest against three controversial farm bills passed in the monsoon session of the Parliament.
Asked about the ongoing NCB investigation into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, he said, “I have never used any drug in my life. Although I was not a very disciplined young man and I used to drink a lot. I don’t believe in those reports but look at their health, their physique, their physical fitness. These boys and girls, unlike the stars of yesteryear who were not obsessed by their physical fitness, which this generation is. In fact, they spend two to three hours in the gym. Do they look like drug addicts? They are extremely professional and responsible people. Today, the film industry is much more disciplined and responsible than it ever was.”
Recently, Kangana Ranaut called out Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Ayan Mukerji as ‘cocaine addicts’ asking them to undertake blood tests to prove her wrong, tap to read more
While on Saturday, actor Deepika Padukone arrived at the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) offices earlier today for her round of questioning in the Bollywood drug scandal. For more on the Bollywood nepotism and drug nexus tap here